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Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Marcus Stroman slams Mets and Billy Eppler: ‘I’m beyond thankful I’m gone from that organization’

Marcus Stroman, who signed with the Chicago Cubs earlier this offseason after being with the Mets from the middle of the 2019 season to the end of last season, slammed the team and GM Billy Eppler on Twitter on Tuesday.

In a series of tweets, Stroman attacked the club for hiring Eppler and said that he hoped free agent Michael Conforto would sign elsewhere instead of returning to the Mets.

Wrote Stroman in a since-deleted tweet:

“Just look at who the Mets hired as their GM… that tells you enough. His lack of awareness in his previous position is being exposed to the public now. I’m beyond thankful I’m gone from that organization. God got me!”

Stroman’s thoughts on Eppler could be in reference to the death of Tyler Skaggs, who overdosed in 2019 when Eppler was GM of the Los Angeles Angels.

Prior to signing with the Cubs on Dec. 2, Stroman took to Twitter to express his displeasure with the Mets.

Stroman liked one tweet alleging the Mets were racist for pursuing the pitchers they were linked to instead of him, and liked another tweet that referred to a Mets beat reporter as an ethnic slur.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 23, 2022 at 05:18 PM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. It's regretful that PASTE was able to get out Posted: February 23, 2022 at 07:33 PM (#6066010)
Well, Marcus, do you want to be GM of the Mets? Do you know how many hundreds of people they called before someone was willing to answer the phone? It was down to Eppler or Bobby Valentine.
   2. Adam Starblind Posted: February 23, 2022 at 09:01 PM (#6066016)
Marcus seems like he has a screw loose.
   3. Howie Menckel Posted: February 23, 2022 at 09:57 PM (#6066019)
yeah, Stroman is one of the most well-educated players in MLB but - well, he comes off like a dick sometimes.
   4. It's regretful that PASTE was able to get out Posted: February 23, 2022 at 10:02 PM (#6066021)
That is most likely because he is a dick?
   5. The Duke Posted: February 23, 2022 at 10:37 PM (#6066023)
Do athletes and public people even need access to a Twitter account? Isn’t it something you set up and give the car keys to your agent or PR hack? So many opportunities to ruin your reputation and so little upside. Who ever saw someone’s social media account and thought to themselves “ooh, now that I’ve seen this, i think so much better of him/her”?

   6. Howie Menckel Posted: February 23, 2022 at 10:44 PM (#6066024)
That is most likely because he is a dick?

that appears to be Occam's Razor
   7. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: February 23, 2022 at 10:47 PM (#6066026)
“ooh, now that I’ve seen this, i think so much better of him/her”?

Actually there are quite a number of ex players who are pretty interesting. Dan Haren is really good on twitter. Jenkins has had some funny stuff posted. Who is the other ex A's pitcher who's really funny on twitter? I'm sure there are heaps who are pretty good.
   8. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 23, 2022 at 11:24 PM (#6066028)
Good baseball player follows on Twitter:
Dan Haren
Sean Doolittle
Trevor Williams
Tyler Matzek
Brett Anderson
Peter Moylan
Brandon McCarthy
Eric O'Flaherty

Some are funny, some guys are really cool about talking shop and breaking down the game.
   9. Jeff Francoeur's OPS Posted: February 24, 2022 at 09:16 AM (#6066051)
@5: If you're a public person with neurotic tendencies and miscellaneous insecurities, you definitely shouldn't be on Twitter. But this is who Stroman is. He's a whiny prima donna.
   10. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: February 24, 2022 at 09:30 AM (#6066053)
I liked Stroman a lot as a player, and he's occasionally interesting to follow on social media, but he's notoriously thin-skinned and blocks people all the time -- even if what they write about him isn't negative. He probably gets targeted with a lot of racist crap in his DMs that the public doesn't see, so maybe the hypersensitivity is understandable. But if I were him I'd probably spend a lot less time on social media.
   11. Walt Davis Posted: February 24, 2022 at 01:33 PM (#6066091)
Welcome to Chicago Marcus! Our GM is A#1. He would never, ever let talented players go just cuz money. I'm sure you'll love our owner too!

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